The Center for European Union, Translantic, and Trans-European Space Studies hosted “A Discussion on Russia-Ukraine Tensions,” a webinar on the unfolding crisis in Ukraine, on February 24, 2022. During the event, a panel of experts discussed the challenges faced in resolving the tensions between Russia and the West over Ukraine.

Understanding the complexities of the situation requires an understanding of history, culture, identity, and national interests. Insights were provided by Marta Drabczuk of Maria Curie-Sklodowska University in Lublin, Poland; Rob Person of West Point Military Academy; and Gerard Toal, Aaron Brantly, and Georgeta Pourchot of Virginia Tech. A question-and-answer-session followed.